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       cfetoolcreate - Set up a new Database


       cfetool create name [--path-p directory name] [--step-s step]
       [--daily-d] [--weekly-w] [--yearly-y] [--cfenvd-c]
       [--histograms-H] [--verbose-v] [--file-f filename] [--help-h]


       Creates a new database and, optionally, histogram file in a new
       directory with the name given. If the -p option is specified, it will
       be created as a subdirectory of the path given. Otherwise, it will be a
       subdirectory of the current working directory.

       The -d, -w, and -y options specify the period over which the data will
       span, and may be combined to create multiple databases. If they are all
       ommitted, the default is weekly.


           The directory in which to create the new database folder. If this
           argument is not provided, the current working directory will be

           The interval, in minutes, with which the database will be updated.
           If this argument is not provided, cfetool assumes a default of 5

           Create a database for recording daily patterns.

           Create a database for recording weekly patterns.

           Create a database for recording yearly patterns.

           Communicate with cfengine. If this option is specified, cfetool
           will set classes understandable by cfagent. For more information,
           see the cfenvd documentation.

           Create a histogram file, to store information about the probability
           distribiution of fluctuations about the mean value over all times
           of day.  Cfetool won’t write anything to this file for the first
           four weeks, as it has to have reliable mean values in order to
           accurately calculate it.

           Print details of the command’s execution to the standard output

           Specifies a file which contains measurements to feed into the
           database in batch mode. Used for testing purposes. Each line in the
           file should be in either of these formats:

           month/day/year hour:min:sec value


           epoch value

           Prints a short help message and then exits.


         % cfetool create temperature --path /my/path --histograms --step 10

       Creates an empty database and histogram file in /my/path/temperature/,
       ready to store values over ten minute intervals spanning a one-week


       The code and documentation were contributed by Stanford Linear
       Accelerator Center, a department of Stanford University.  This
       documentation was written by

       Elizabeth Cassell <> and
       Alf Wachsmann <>


        Copyright 2004 Alf Wachsmann <> and
                       Elizabeth Cassell <>
        All rights reserved.